This is the lovely little gallery in Castle Douglas, our nearest town, which is available for local people to apply to use. With my good friends Phil McMenemy whose second child is due today, and Linda Woodfield I am exhibiting until September 13th here. For those of you who may be in the vicinity it is at the top of King Street next to the library and open 10am till 4.30pm.
It’s a lovely light bright space and is well maintained. We had a show here together last year which was well received
and so we are back for a second year. Phil is a fine art and landscape photographer and has recently opened a gallery at his home in Laurieston
where a good selection of his work is on show all the time.
Linda is a textile artist who is particularly fascinated by textured fabrics. We have a really gorgeous quilt or hers on our bed and it is so special, I just love it. I’m looking forward to getting snuggled under it again in the not too distant future, it’s a wild night here, blowing a gale out there and I’m full of a cold again. I think I must be doing something really wrong or missing something out as I seem to be ill a lot at the moment, it’s not much fun.
While I was down in Devon last week I spent a couple of days staying with Philip and Frannie Leach
, they made me very welcome and it was great to see where they live and work. It’s a beautiful part of the country, I went for a walk on the coast with Frannie and Flo their wee dog one morning, aren’t these cliffs just spectacular
. The folded beds of rock are stunning, so clear they look like they are straight out of a text book.
It had been a stormy night and I’d been down to the same point with Philip the previous evening when the sea was white breaking waves as far out as the end of the line of rocks in the picture below. It was still pretty rough in the morning but not a patch on the previous day.